Emergency Preparedness/Disaster Relief
American Red Cross The nation's premier emergency response organization also offers community services to help the needy and the military and families, is the largest supplier of blood and blood products, and offers educational programs that promote health and safety.
CERT Community Emergency Response Teams Educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue and disaster medical operations
DisasterAssistance.gov Single easy to use website allows citizens to apply for disaster relief from 17 different government agencies offereing 40 different forms of assistance, with a single online application. The website is highly protected and privacy is guaranteed.
EPA Emergency Response Program Environmental Protection Agency's ERP coordinates and implements a wide range of activities to ensure that adequate and timely response measures are taken in communities affected by hazardous substances.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Mission is to reduce the loss of life and property and protect the Nation from all hazards, including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters.
National Center for Disaster Preparedness An academically-based resource center dedicated to the study, analysis and enhancement of the nation's ability to prepare for and respond to major disasters, including terrorism.
NIOSH Emergency Response Resources National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health portal to resources on natural disaster response, terrorism response, emergency responders, disaster site management, equipment, and chemical agent information.
Radiation Event Medical Management System The Dept. of Health and Human Services website to assist healthcare providers with information regarding clinical diagnosis and treatment during mass casualty radiological/nuclear events. Key files are available for download to mobile devices in advance, so that it would be available during an event if the internet is not accessible.
Ready or Not 2008 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Trust for America's Health annual report on the nation's preparedness for disease outbreaks, natural disasters, and bioterrorism. Latest report found risk elevated due to budget cuts and the economic crisis.
Resource Guide for Public Health Preparedness The aims of this New York Academy of Medicine project are to:
- Assess the health information needs of public health professionals with regard to disaster preparedness and bio-terrorist threats;
- Streamline access to relevant documents and guidelines by creating and distributing a regularly updated Internet resource guide that directly links users to accurate and reliable sources of health-related preparedness information; and
- Leverage existing information and outreach resources, including the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, to increase the scope and maximize the benefit of project goals.
WISER 4.4 and WebWISER The Wireless Information System for Emergence Responders now is available as a stand alone application on Windows Mobile devices, Palm OS PDAs, and Microsoft Windows PCs. The download is free and linked from the WISER homepage.